Cookies and CommunityWednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 11:25 am
Back in December I told you about Amy’s holiday cookie baking for a local food pantry. Well that idea exploded at the neighborhood New Year’s Eve Fiesta and our neighbor, Michelle, took the idea and ran with it! Now a new group, Just BEcause, has formed and they held a Valentine’s Day Cookie Swap with a Twist. Michelle explains the concept wonderfully in her blog, but basically Michelle and Amy got together to plan with another neighbor, Kate. They invited a bunch of neighbors to bring 50-60 cookies to our house where they bagged them up in cute holiday bags with pretty twine and specially made tags (thanks Michelle!). Of course, we served a special Valentine’s Day cocktails and had appetizers to complete the afternoon. Everyone had a great time and they took some time to brainstorm future projects. It is a neighbors looking out for neighbors concept – something that is sometimes lacking these days but not here in Bath! My contribution – well of course I cleaned up all the crumbs left on the floor after everyone left!